Catlin’s Juniors Report: Week 3

Preston under13 vrs St Albans
Cancelled Rain
Preston under 14 vrs Knebworth
Cancelled Rain

Preston under 10 vrs Old Albanians
OA 229/6 Preston 252/2
On a damp pitch and wet outfield the lads welcomed OA to the rec, and on winning the toss Jacob decided to bowl. The first over from Jacob finished with him taking an excellent caught and bowled. A maiden from Arham and another wicket for James …

3 wins out of 4 ain’t bad. Pity about Sunday.

Match reports for 14th/15th May 2016.

Preston 1st XI v Old Finchleians, SHCL Div 2A

Preston skipper David Fleckney won the toss and chose to make first use of the conditions at Old Finchleians. Openers Warren Hearne and Justin Powick dug in early, saw off the new ball and set a platform for a large total. Hearne was the first to go with the score at 71. Powick carried on, …

  • Posted: 10th May 2016
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Catlin’s Juniors Report: Week 2

Preston under13 vrs KPCC

KPCC 113/1 PCC 86/7

On bank holiday Monday and a overcast day at WGC, Olly won the task and elected to field.  Some steady opening bowling from Adam & Tom got some bounce out of the pitch but not enough to get a breakthrough, Olly chopped and changed the bowling to try and get a wicket.  A couple of half chances came and went but the boys …

Winning league starts for the 1sts and 3rds

Match reports for Saturday 7th May and Sunday 8th May, as Preston began their 2016 Saracens Herts League campaigns.
Preston 1st XI v Ickleford SHCL Div 2A
Preston took the derby spoils in the first of their two league encounters against Ickleford with an attritional win at home on Saturday.

Skipper David Fleckney won the toss and chose to set a target on a slow wicket. Preston started badly, losing in …

  • Posted: 3rd May 2016
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Catlin’s Juniors Cricket Report

Ashley Catlin brings us his first report of 2016 on the Juniors early season matches:

Report For the week beginning 24rd April 2016

Unlike last season which started in bright sunshine, this week’s start saw games played in darkness, bitter winds and some rain. Two games were called off due to the weather: the under 9s & 14s the unlucky teams.

Preston under 12 vrs Datchworth

Preston 97/1 Datchworth 67/5

Olly lost the toss and …

A ton for Justin Powick as Preston start Beds League with a win

Preston’s new Australian star Justin Powick made a dream start to his season, scoring 73 in a friendly on Saturday against Old Albanians, and then exactly 100 as Preston won their debut game in the Greene King Bedfordshire County Cricket League on Sunday.

Justin Powick batting at Eaton Socon


Eaton Socon were Preston’s initial Beds …

  • Posted: 2nd Mar 2016
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New Nets Take Shape

Early Feb saw the start of a major new programme of works at Preston Cricket Club – the replacement of the old outdoor nets facilities with state of the art, artificial-surfaced nets. Still two lanes but there will no longer be grass run-ups with the artificial surface reaching the boundary of the Preston Ground, and being fenced in.

The nets will enable the whole Club to practice in the summer months …

  • Posted: 2nd Mar 2016
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Preston to welcome Australian Justin Powick for 2016 season!

Preston Cricket Club is to welcome Australian Justin Powick to the club for their 2016 season campaign.

Powick (22) is a top notch batting prospect who has spent the past four seasons plying his trade in Victorian Premier Cricket for Northcote.
Since joining the club in 2012/13 he has played 64 matches, scored 1,689 runs all with an average of 26.39. He has reached fifty on 9 occasions, converting 3 into centuries, …

  • Posted: 9th Sep 2015
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Colts final report of the season

Ashley Catlin writes:

The Under 11 season finished on a lovely day at Fairfield. Playing a mixture of the home side’s talented under 10 team and their under 11s, Preston won the toss and batted. The opening pair of Jacks saw us post 38 in the first ten overs with Jack M getting 20, before both retired. The next couple of Adam and Olly upped the run rate with …